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After the engine starts, accelerate as usual. Safety mode After the engine switches off automatically, it will not start again automatically if any one of the following conditions are met. ▷ The driver's safety belt is unbuckled and the

driver's door is open.

▷ The hood was unlocked. Some indicator lamps light up for varying lengths of time. The engine can only be started via the Start/ Stop button.

Note Even if driving away was not intended, the de‐ activated engine starts up automatically in the following situations: ▷ Excessive warming of the passenger com‐

partment when the cooling function is switched on.

▷ The steering wheel is turned. ▷ Automatic transmission: the transmission position is changed from D to N, R, or M/S. ▷ Automatic transmission: the transmission position is changed from P to N, D, R, or M/ S.

▷ The vehicle begins rolling. ▷ Fogging of the windows when the automatic

climate control is switched on.

▷ The vehicle battery charge is very low. ▷ Excessive cooling of the passenger com‐ partment when the heating is switched on. ▷ Low brake vacuum pressure; this can occur, for example, if the brake pedal is depressed a number of times in succession.

Activating/deactivating the system manually Using the button

Press the button.

▷ LED comes on: Auto Start Stop function is

deactivated. The engine is started during an automatic engine stop.

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The engine can only be stopped or started via the Start/Stop button.

Releasing

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▷ LED goes out: Auto Start Stop function is

activated.

Switching off the vehicle during an automatic engine stop During an automatic engine stop, the vehicle can be switched off permanently, e.g., when leaving it. 1. Press the Start/Stop button. The ignition is switched off. The Auto Start/Stop function is deactivated. Automatic transmission: the transmission position P is engaged automatically.

2. Set the parking brake. Engine start as usual via Start/Stop button. Automatic deactivation In certain situations, the Auto Start/Stop func‐ tion is deactivated automatically for safety rea‐ sons, such as when the driver is detected to be absent. Malfunction The Auto Start/Stop function no longer switches of the engine automatically. A Check Control message is displayed. It is possible to continue driving. Have the system checked.

Parking brake Applying The lever automatically engages after being pulled up.

The indicator lamp lights up red. The parking brake is set. Lower lamp: indicator lamp in Canadian models

Raise lever slightly, press the button and guide the lever down. Notes

Use while driving If on a rare occasion it is necessary to use the parking brake while driving, do not use ex‐ cessive force when applying it. When using it, keep the button on the lever depressed. Otherwise, using excessive force when applying the parking brake may cause the rear wheels to lock, resulting in fishtailing.◀ To prevent corrosion and braking control on one side only, lightly apply the parking brake period‐ ically while coasting, if traffic conditions permit. The brake lamps will not light up if the parking brake is engaged.

Turn signal, high beams, headlamp flasher Turn signal

Do not fold in the exterior mirrors During driving and during the operation of the turn signals/warning flashers, do not fold in the exterior mirror, or else the additional flasher lights in the exterior mirror do not have the pre‐ scribed position and can only be poorly de‐ tected.◀

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Using turn signals

High beams, headlamp flasher

Press the lever beyond the resistance point. To switch off manually, press the lever to the re‐ sistance point. Unusually rapid flashing of the indicator lamp in‐ dicates that a turn signal bulb has failed. Triple turn signal activation Press the lever to the resistance point. The turn signal flashes three times. The function can be activated or deactivated: 1. "Settings" 2. "Lighting" 3. "Triple turn signal"

▷ High beams, arrow 1. ▷ Headlamp flasher, arrow 2.

Washer/wiper system Switching the wipers on/off and brief wipe

Do not switch on the wipers if frozen Do not switch on the wipers if they are fro‐

zen onto the windshield; otherwise, the wiper blades and the windshield wiper motor may be damaged.◀

No wiper operation on dry windshield Do not use the windshield wipers if the

windshield is dry, as this may damage the wiper blades or cause them to become worn more quickly.◀

Switching on

Signaling briefly Press the lever to the resistance point and hold it there for as long as you want the turn signal to flash.

Press the wiper levers up. The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐ sition when released.

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▷ Normal wiping speed: press up once.

The wipers switch to intermittent operation when the vehicle is stationary.

▷ Fast wiping speed: press up twice or press

once beyond the resistance point. The wipers switch to normal speed when the vehicle is stationary.

Switching off and brief wipe

Press the wiper levers down. The lever automatically returns to its initial po‐ sition when released. ▷ Brief wipe: press down once. ▷ To switch off normal wipe: press down once. ▷ To switch off fast wipe: press down twice. Intermittent operation or rain sensor The concept The rain sensor automatically controls the time between wipes depending on the intensity of the rainfall. The sensor is located on the wind‐ shield, directly behind the interior rearview mir‐ ror.

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Activating/deactivating

Press the button on the wiper lever. The LED in the steering column stalk lights up.

Deactivate the rain sensor in car washes Deactivate the rain sensor when passing through an automatic car wash; otherwise, dam‐ age could be caused by undesired wiper activa‐ tion.◀

Setting the frequency or sensitivity of the rain sensor

Turn the thumbwheel.

Clean the windshield, headlamps

Pull the lever.

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The system sprays washer fluid on the wind‐ shield and activates the wipers briefly. In addition, the headlamps are cleaned at regular intervals when the vehicle lights are switched on.

Do not use the washer system at freezing temperatures

Do not use the washers if there is any danger that the fluid will freeze on the windshield; oth‐ erwise, your vision could be obscured. For this reason, use antifreeze. Avoid using the washer when the reservoir is empty; otherwise, you could damage the pump.◀

Windshield washer nozzles The windshield washer nozzles are automati‐ cally heated while the ignition is switched on. Fold-out position of the wipers Required when changing the wiper blades or under frosty conditions, for example. 1. Switch off the ignition. 2. Under frosty conditions, ensure that the

wiper blades are not frozen onto the wind‐ shield.

3. Press the wiper lever up beyond the point of resistance and hold it for approx. 3 seconds, until the wiper remains in a nearly vertical position.

After the wipers are folded back down, the wiper system must be reactivated.

Fold the wipers back down Before switching the ignition on, fold the wipers back down to the windshield; otherwise, the wipers may become damaged when they are switched on.◀ 1. Switch on the ignition. 2. Press the wiper levers down. The wipers

move to their resting position and are ready for operation.

Washer fluid General information

Antifreeze for washer fluid Antifreeze is flammable. Therefore, keep

it away from sources of ignition. Only keep it in the closed original container and inaccessible to children. Follow the instructions on the container.◀

Washer fluid reservoir Adding washer fluid Only add washer fluid when the engine is

cool, and then close the cover completely to avoid contact between the washer fluid and hot engine parts. Otherwise, there is the danger of fire and a risk to personal safety if the fluid is spilled.◀

All washer nozzles are supplied from one reser‐ voir. Fill with water and – if required – with a washer antifreeze, according to the manufacturer's rec‐ ommendations. Mix the washer fluid before adding to maintain the correct mixing ratio. For the capacity, refer to technical data.

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Manual transmission Shifting

Shifting into 5th or 6th gear When shifting into 5th or 6th gear, push the gearshift lever to the right; otherwise inad‐ vertent shifting into the 3rd or 4th gear could lead to engine damage.◀

Reverse gear Select only when the vehicle is stationary. When the gearshift lever is pressed to the left, a slight resistance needs to be overcome.

Automatic transmission with Steptronic Transmission positions D Drive, automatic position Position for normal vehicle operation. All for‐ ward gears are available. R is Reverse Select only when the vehicle is stationary. N is Neutral Use in automatic car washes, for example. The vehicle can roll. When the ignition is switched off, refer to page 59, position P is engaged automatically. P Park Select only when the vehicle is stationary. The drive wheels are blocked. P is engaged automatically: ▷ After the engine is switched off when the

vehicle is in radio ready state, refer to page 60, or when the ignition is switched off, refer to page 59, and when position R or D is engaged.

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▷ With the ignition is off, if position N is en‐

gaged.

▷ If the safety belt is unbuckled, the driver's door is opened, and the brake pedal is not pressed while the vehicle is stationary and transmission position R or D is engaged.

Before exiting the vehicle, make sure that posi‐ tion P of the automatic transmission is engaged. Otherwise, the vehicle may begin to roll. Kickdown Kickdown is used to achieve maximum driving performance. Press on the gas pedal beyond the resistance point at the full throttle position. Engaging the transmission position ▷ Transmission position P can only be disen‐ gaged if the engine is running and the brake pedal is pressed.

▷ With the vehicle stationary, press on the brake pedal before shifting out of P or N; otherwise, the shift command will not be executed: shift lock.

Depress the brake until you start driv‐ ing

To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you select a driving position, maintain pres‐ sure on the brake pedal until you are ready to start.◀

Engaging D, R and N

Briefly push the selector lever in the desired di‐ rection, beyond a resistance point if necessary.

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After releasing the selector lever, it returns to its center position.

Press unlock button, in order to: ▷ Engage R. ▷ Shift out of P.

Engaging P

Press button P.

Sport program DS and manual mode M/ S Activating the sport program

Push the selector lever to the left out of trans‐ mission position D.

DS is displayed in the instrument cluster. The sport program of the transmission is acti‐ vated.

Activating the M/S manual mode 1. Push the selector lever to the left out of

transmission position D.

2. Push the selector lever forward or backward. Manual mode becomes active and the gear is changed. The engaged gear is displayed in the instrument cluster, e.g., M1. Once maximum engine speed is attained, M/S manual mode is automatically upshifted as needed. Switching to manual mode ▷ To shift down: press the selector lever for‐

ward.

▷ To shift up: pull the selector lever rearwards. Gears will only be shifted at appropriate engine and road speeds, e.g., downshifting is not pos‐ sible if the engine speed is too high. The selected gear is briefly displayed in the in‐ strument cluster, followed by the current gear. Sport automatic transmission: prevent automatic upshifting in M/S manual mode For vehicles with Sport automatic transmis‐ sions, automatic shift operations are not per‐ formed, at maximum engine speed for example, if one of the following conditions is met: ▷ DSC deactivated. ▷ TRACTION activated. ▷ SPORT+ activated. In addition, the kickdown is deactivated. Ending the sport program/manual mode Push the selector lever to the right.

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D is displayed in the instrument cluster. Shift paddles for Sport automatic transmission

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